The social and economic structure of Central Greece in the late twelfth century

Herrin, Judith Eleanor (1972). The social and economic structure of Central Greece in the late twelfth century. University of Birmingham. Ph.D.

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This study of the economic and social structure of Central Greece is largely based on the writings of Michael Choniates, who was appointed Metropolitan of Athens in 1182. For twenty three years he lived in one of the oldest cities in the region. From his residence on the Akropolis he observed provincial society, recording many aspects of twelfth century life which are little known from other sources. As Metropolitan he was sometimes forced to travel in the diocese of Ellas; for example, to visit an unruly bishop in Euboia; and he appears to have known the area from first-hand experience. He corresponded intensively with other prelates, monastic leaders and civilian officials throughout Greece, as well as reporting on the situation at length to his friends in Constantinople and elsewhere. In addition, he composed Homilies, Orations, 'Katecheseis', Memoranda and official addresses of welcome.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Ph.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Ph.D.
Licence: All rights reserved
College/Faculty: Faculties (to 1997) > Faculty of Arts
School or Department: Department of History
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > DF Greece


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